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Mary Jo Bang

"I say Come Back and you do / Not do what I want. / The train unrolls its track and sends its sound forward."

Mary Jo Bang, "A Sonata For Four Hands," Elegy (2007)

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"Why are you not where you belong? / A black hat on a hook says nothing. / Ashes mirror ashes / In a mirroring window."

Mary Jo Bang, "A Sonata For Four Hands," Elegy (2007)

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"You, singularly you. And gone / Invisible."

Mary Jo Bang, "A Sonata For Four Hands," Elegy (2007)

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"The wheel begins its only if turning. / It had never stopped. / This is life's bargain that motion / Is hope."

Mary Jo Bang, "A Sonata For Four Hands, II," Elegy (2007)

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"A child, then a man, now a feather / Passing through a furious fire / Called time."

Mary Jo Bang, "No More," Elegy (2007)

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"It was the season of quiet: / The quiet of death. / The uneasy quiet / After the gasp in the middle / Of the terrible, terrible movie / That someone had made and kept showing."

Mary Jo Bang, "Waiting," Elegy (2007)

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"To say you loved a person. / To say that person no longer exists. / A tragic flawed fate going on and on and on."

Mary Jo Bang, "No Exit," Elegy (2007)

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"It begins to sink in. Dead / Is dead, not just not / Here. The knife never dulls, / Does it, Dearie, / On the blade side."

Mary Jo Bang, "Tragedy," Elegy (2007)

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"You are reduced / To the after-sorrow / That will last my lifetime. The hair-tearing / Grief of the mother / Whose child has been swept away."

Mary Jo Bang, "Now," Elegy (2007)

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Mary Jo Bang, U.S. poet, educator
(1946 - )